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Give a hand to freezing families this winter

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According to the Office of National Statistics, death rates because of cold homes has dropped this winter compared to last year, but people are still dying. “I think the winter apparel drive is a good idea because it shows how you don’t to to wait to be older in order to help others. You can impact others positively at any age and every action counts,” junior Brendon Muniz said. For the month of January, the community can make a difference and help those who can’t bare the harsh temperatures by donating their old winter clothing. Picture by Amada Guapisaca.

by Jasmine Tejada, staff reporter

According to the Office of National Statistics, death rates because of cold homes has dropped this winter compared to last year, but people are still dying.  “I think the winter apparel drive is a good idea because it shows how you don’t to to wait to be older in order to help others. You can impact others positively at any age and every action counts,” junior Brendon Muniz said. For the month of January, the community can make a difference and help those who can’t bare the harsh temperatures by donating their old winter clothing. Picture by Amada Guapisaca.
According to the Office of National Statistics, death rates because of cold homes has dropped this winter compared to last year, but people are still dying. “I think the winter apparel drive is a good idea because it shows how you don’t to to wait to be older in order to help others. You can impact others positively at any age and every action counts,” junior Brendon Muniz said.
For the month of January, the community can make a difference and help those who can’t bare the harsh temperatures by donating their old winter clothing. Picture by Amada Guapisaca.

To some people when the holiday season arrives, people work to gather food and presents for the homeless. However, for students in the National Honor Society (NHS), a need they wish to address is apparel for the brisk days to come.

According to weather.com, in November, states nationwide are exceeding the coldest day of the year, beating records from the year 1939. Sadly, not everyone is able to meet their own needs. To help, the NHS proposed to Ms. Schneider the need for a winter apparel drive.

“I’m really happy Ms. Schneider approved because this is for a great cause. I also think parents, the staff, teachers, and students need to realize that these things we take for granted and don’t use could potentially change someone else’s life,” president of NHS Kaitlyn McKenna said.     Starting January fifth, members of the club will be present every morning by the school elevator on the third floor with a box. There, students can drop coats, gloves, hats, scarves, and sweaters. At the end of every school day the box will then be taken to Mrs. Paplow office where the items will be stored.

“The clothing should be in good conditions: clean, free of stains, and not ripped,” NHS advisor Mrs. Paplow said.

To make the 2015 drive a success, members have created posters and schedule announcements as a reminder to all students.

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